Appalachian Community Capital Awarded Grant from EPA’s Clean Communities Investment Accelerator

Christiansburg, VA, [April 4, 2024] – Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the recipients of the Clean Communities Investment Accelerator (CCIA) competition. Appalachian Community Capital (ACC) and its partners are thrilled to learn that it has been selected for a $500 million award for the Green Bank for Appalachia, Energy Communities, and Underserved Rural America (Green Bank for Rural America) by the EPA under the CCIA.  The award will catalyze green energy investments in low-income rural communities across the nation, and leverage private capital to finance an anticipated $2.25 billion in 2,750 clean energy projects, create 18,000 quality jobs in rural communities, reduce energy generation from carbon-based sources by 1.4M MWh annually, and reduce carbon emissions by 12M tons annually.

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